George Laking

George Laking (Te Whakatōhea) is a Medical Oncologist who lives and works in Auckland and Whangārei. He is a past Chair of Te ORA, the Māori Medical Practitioners’ Association, and a periodic adviser to PHARMAC. At different times he’s lived in Wellington, Dunedin, Hamburg, London, and Manchester.

Science
Mar 23, 2017

'These diseases should not exist in wealthy nations': How the housing crisis is sending NZers to an early grave

There are many victims of the spiralling property market, but the worst by far are those children whose health is wrecked for life by substandard, overcrowded accommodation. In this Rent Week reissue, Dr George Laking explains why the housing crisis should come with a health warning.

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Auckland
Sep 22, 2016

Public service announcement: The NZ property market can be hazardous to your health

For all the hand-wringing over the economic damage done by the housing crisis, precious little attention is paid to its health effects – particularly on those living in poverty. Dr George Laking explains why house prices should come with a health warning.

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